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Luego Nos Vemos Granada...

January 11, 2017
by Esther Yoo
I am in absolute denial that the time has come where I am writing about my final remarks about my new home away from home. I never thought 4 months could fly by so quickly.
 My final trek up the Albaicín, overlooking
the whole city at Mirador de San Nicolás

As cliché as this sounds, this past semester was honestly a life-changing opportunity that I will never forget. These past 4 months have changed me for the better and have helped me grow individually -- mentally, physically, and emotionally.

I have learned so much while studying abroad, not only about myself but also the people around me. I always thought people were full of themselves when they came back after studying abroad and hearing that they were “a new person”. I can now attest to that, and confirm that it absolutely true.

 One of the many views studying abroad has allowed me to see..

Studying abroad has taught me that I am stronger than I thought I was. Studying abroad has opened my mind to newer things and to accept more differences. Studying abroad has taught me that mistakes, troubles, and struggles only make you stronger. Studying abroad has honestly changed my life.
 Yeah.. I also got to go to Germany

I really could not think of a better place to study abroad than Granada. I am so sad to be leaving this amazing, city, country, and continent, but have so much to take back to the states with me. I am able to take the skills I have learned abroad back to the states that will forever impact my future. I am so grateful to have been able to have this opportunity.

It is honestly indescribable to explain my experience and my feelings about this past semester. All I can say is Thank You. I want to thank all of my amazing and supportive family and friends. Thank you to those who I have met abroad and impacted my life, big or small. And a final thank you to CEA. I can say from the bottom of my heart, I could not imagine a better program. Everyone I have met along the way through CEA has made my experience all the more better.

 Weekend getaway at the Sierra Nevada Mountains..
It was casual

This is not goodbye Granada. This is just the beginning to a future full of traveling. Biggest advice I can give to whomever may read this. Study abroad. No matter the doubts you have, it is all worth it. You are capable of way more than you could ever imagine. Studying abroad opens your eyes to that. Please, just do it. I will see you later Granada. Thank you again.
 My final trip this semester, Dublin, Ireland. Breathtaking.
Best way to end the perfect semester.

Esther Y. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in Granada, Spain. She is currently a senior studying International Studies, Media Studies and Spanish at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Esther Yoo is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO Blogger in Granada, Spain, and is currently studying at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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